Chip implant development holds enormous potential for abuse
Implanted chips function like the chips on a credit card. However, everyday things such as opening doors are also possible through them. The next generation of implants should be able to link people's brains directly to the Internet. Which devastating effects could such interventions have on people in only 20 years? Not only data protectionists are warning![continue reading]
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02.08.2017 | www.kla.tv/19709
In more and more chain stores, such as IKEA, McDonalds or Migros, there is now the option of contactless payment with credit cards or smartphones. This is being touted by banks and store chains as a simple, secure and fast payment option. In 2015, Gerd Leonhard, a future consultant, commented on the question of what will be used for cashless payments in the near future as follows: "Many will no longer pay with credit cards, but with their cell phones. However, it is already foreseeable that the device will come closer and closer to the body or even inside the body." Such a device that can be installed in the body, i.e., an implant, is an RFID microchip, which is a chip for "identification with the aid of electromagnetic waves. It works on the same principle as contactless payment with a credit card. However, such a chip can have additional other functions, depending on how it is programmed: Unlocking doors or locks, logging into computers, logging in without typing a password, unlocking cell phones, etc. In some places there is already the possibility to pay cashless with it. In Sweden, for example, according to media reports, more than 300 office workers have voluntarily had a chip implanted to identify themselves at doors and copy machines, for example. According to a March 2017 article in the Swiss Migros magazine, a global study found "that 70 percent of teenagers surveyed would like such an implant if it increased their digital freedom in life." So far so good, you might think, since an implanted chip is supposed to make everyday functions easier. However, many data protection experts warn against possible misuse of the information on the microchip. Annelie Buntenbach, a member of the federal executive board of the German Trade Union Federation and data protection expert, says: "We see such practices as highly problematic; they contradict the protection of personality." Already now, behavior patterns could be almost completely recorded by chips on ID cards, credit cards or the cell phone and online data, and people would have little influence on the exploitation. "Now to wear chips under the skin as well would push this collection far beyond any reasonable limit." The article in the Migros magazine makes it clear that there is enormous potential for misuse and that it will not stop at everyday functions - such as replacing the front door key. This is just the beginning, says Dr. Patrick Kramer in an interview with the Migros Magazine. He is the founder of the Hamburg-based company "Digiwell - Upgrading people," which specializes in upgrading or better equipping people. He describes himself as a cyborg, which means a hybrid of living organism and machine. Patrick Kramer is already experimenting with the next generation of implants, where humans themselves are directly linked to the Internet: "By 20 years from now, we will have brain implants that sit on the cortex (meaning cerebral cortex) and connect my brain directly to the Internet, so to speak (...) Brain power, which is biologically limited today, can be expanded, so to speak - it will then depend on which implant I use, whether I have a brain that is a hundred or a thousand times more powerful." Kramer summed it up as follows: "Evolution is too slow - we're helping a bit". In fact, there have been a number of attempts in recent years in research to control animals remotely by radio. Chinese scientists, for example, have created cyborg rats that can get through a maze faster than their natural relatives. These rats have electrodes in their brains that are connected to a computer by radio. This allows signals to be received from the brain, but also signals to be input into the animals' brains. Brain researcher Prof. Jonathan Wallis and his team have succeeded in measuring decision-making processes in monkeys. He assumes that it is therefore also possible to influence decisions. Only a few years ago, it would have turned everyone's stomach at such an announced, most massive intervention in the "evolution" of humans and animals. Now the Migros newspaper actually manages to report positively about it without an outcry on their part and from the readership. If it were really possible to network people by means of brain implants and to influence their feelings and decisions, this would mean that this group of people could be controlled and manipulated from the outside at will. The door would be opened to the misuse of their thoughts and decisions. Who can ensure that this technology will not fall into the wrong hands or that the intervention in "evolution" will not have devastating side effects for humans and animals? Kramer also openly admitted that hardly anyone will be able to escape this technology: If such brain implants become standard one day, people will no longer have a chance in many parts of the working world without them. So this is obviously what it boils down to, that all people who, for whatever reason, reject an external-controlled (brain) implant would be excluded from the working world. Everything seems to be heading towards following two possibilities: Either man allows himself to be inserted into a centrally controlled system, as a "modern slave" so to speak, or he is virtually excluded from society. Everyone who rejects an externally-controlled implant would be threatened in his existence.